The 2012 TEMS Annual EMS Family Picnic and Awards Program to be held at the Virginia Zoo on June 16th from 10 am to 3pm. Admission to the VA Zoo is free to all registered attendees. Attendees will be required to show proof of membership/employment with a Public Safety Department or Hospital in the TEMS region in order to get a bracelet for the event. All guests must go to the registration table with a public safety member in order to gain admittance. Those individuals who were registered in large groups must know the name of the individual who registered them, in order for staff to cross reference the registrations.
Registration is closed, if you still wish to attend please have yourself and immediate family members at the registration booth starting at 1000 Saturday.
Please have an agency / hospital ID readily available to aid in the registration process.
Bracelets allow entry into all Picnic related events at the Zoo as well as free admittance to the VA Zoo. There will be a tent set up outside of the entrance gates to the VA Zoo. This tent will be labeled "Picnic Registration". Please go to this tent PRIOR to entering the zoo to obtain bracelets for yourself and your registered guests. Children under the age of 2 do not require bracelets. Our event will be held in the large event tent/area directly across from the Tiger enclosure. Signs will be posted stating "Private Event". You will notice EMS/Fire apparatus in the field adjacent to the tent.
Our event will be held rain or shine. Updated information regarding weather issues will be posted on the TEMS website as necessary. Please be aware of the forecasted weather for the day and dress appropriately. Sunscreen and appropriate head gear/sun glasses are recommended to prevent sun related injuries. There will be water available for attendees to remain hydrated during the event.
We are expecting a large number of attendees for this event. Parking will be limited at the Zoo with such large numbers of attendees. When possible, please carpool to attend this event. If parking is full in the VA Zoo main parking lot, there are a limited amount of parking spaces directly across from the Zoo's Main Entrance. Please DO NOT block any entrances/exits while parking, DO NOT park on grassy surfaces or sidewalks. There will be zoo security and volunteers present to aid with parking, please follow their directions for your safety and theirs.
Link to Zoo directions & hours http://www.virginiazoo.org/plan-your-visit/directions.asp
Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoo Entry
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Food and Drinks
10:00 am - 1:00pm Photo Contest
Winners to be announced in July/ August Response
11:30 a.m. Animal Encounter
1:00 p.m. Regional EMS Awards Presentation
2:00 p.m. Animal Encounter
Raffle Drawings****Must be Present to win****
12:00 p.m. Grand Prize BBQ Party
2:00 p.m. Grand Prize Charcoal Grill
10:30 Corn Hole Tournament
10:45 Potato Sack Race
11:15 3 Leg Race
11:45 Potato Sack Race
12:15 3 Leg Race
12:30 Corn Hole Tournament
2:00 p.m. Team Tug of War
If you have any additional questions, please email Tonya Cook at
Program Support Staff
Tidewater EMS Council, Inc.